About the SMART Family & Friends Programme

The SMART Recovery Family & Friends (F&F) Programme offers an evidence-based approach to support individuals with a loved one struggling with addiction.

SMART F&F includes tools from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in combination with the highly acclaimed CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) programme. The programme is designed to help those affected by a loved one’s addictive behaviour to learn new ways of dealing with the challenges, thoughts and emotions that they experience.

The programme looks at areas including Positive Communication, Disabling the Enabling, Trust and Self Care. SMART F&F will help participants to view their own behaviours, challenge their thinking and find more effective ways to interact with their loved one, as well as learning ways to empower themselves.

“I came to SMART to get help dealing with my partner’s addiction. What I got are tools that help me deal more effectively with every aspect of MY life.”

Attend a meeting

UK SMART Recovery currently offers a weekly Online Family & Friends meeting on Mondays at 7:30 pm.

You can also search to see if there is a Family & Friends meeting near you, when searching select ‘Family & Friends’ within ‘meeting type and features’.

“The meeting was great. I will definitely be making time to attend each week. I feel so much better tonight than I did this morning…I can tell already that this group is where I need to be.”

Join the Community Forum

A F&F forum is available within the SMART Online Recovery Community where you can post, meet peers and gain further understanding from the resources offered.

SMART Family & Friends Handbook

smart-recovery-family-friends-handbookThe SMART Family and Friends Handbook is useful to meeting participants who want a stronger understanding of the topics and tools that are used in the Family and Friends programme.  It includes most of the hand-outs and written exercises used in meetings.

Most people will not read this Handbook from cover to cover, but rather use it as a topic-by-topic reference to answer questions.

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